Ok, so a few weeks ago I asked people to put down their honest lists of their 10 best muscle building exercises. Here are the results by bodypart (overall winner after the bodyparts).
This is almost like a good guide for what people should just fucking suck it up and do for training without all the bullshit.
Now, each exercise can be considered “plus variations” considering what some people put.
My call on where each exercise fits.
Firstly, only 2 people had calves in their top 10. I know, they suck to train, blah blah, but maybe we can all find a way to get calves into our top 10 ? (since we are supposedly bodybuilders).
Percentages here are for relative percentage of votes for that exercise, for that general body part.
SHOULDERS (top 4 only)
Easily the most clear cut result. Without doubt a classical exercise, an old favorite, that has surprised me by its dominance. As much as it is very popular, you don’t often see it recommended as a must do exercise, definitely making me reconsider…
STANDING BAR PRESS 45.7%
seated DB press 10%
push press 10%
hang clean/power clean 10%